Six and a half years ago on March 12, 2008, there was a five alarm fire at this building. It was the biggest fire in the city in the last 30 years and left nothing more than a brick facade for half of the building with everything behind it destroyed. The fire displaced many low-income residents of the building who had been fighting against the owner over horrible building conditions and illegal evictions. The building has been a scar on the neighborhood ever since, draining the commercial corridor of hundreds of needed customers while also forcing the residents out of the neighborhood that was their home for many years.
On Tuesday, November 25th, we are celebrating the preservation and creation of affordable housing with the Grand Opening of the Monseñor Romero Apartments!
SETTY is proud to have been a partner with Wiencek & Associates and the NHT Enterprise Preservation Corporation & National Housing Trust to deliver this project in time to return the residents home just in time for the holidays.